The National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS), the premier
professional organization for African-American communicators, will
hold its11th NBPRS Conference and Career Fair in Milwaukee at the
InterContinental Milwaukee hotel October 27 – 30. The conference is
expected to attract more than 300 practitioners from around the
Themed, “Your Network@Work: Managing
Transitions, Techniques and Technology for Career and Business
Success,” the conference addresses the latest strategies and newest
technologies to keep PR professionals competitive and viable,
especially in a down economy.
The conference will be co-hosted by the Milwaukee chapter of the National
Black Public Relations Society.
The Milwaukee chapter was formed in 2005 as the most recent of six
affiliate chapters of the national organization.
It is significant that in its brief existence the chapter will host this
national conference because the convention could mean thousands of
tourist dollars to the city, while enlightening visitors to the
hidden gems in the Milwaukee area.
“Public relations plays an important role in our daily lives and how we
prepare for or respond to situations, said Darryll L. Fortune,
Milwaukee chapter president.
“We are asking all communications professionals, communications
businesses, students and freelancers to support this conference.”
The conference brings together recruiters and qualified candidates at the
Career Fair, provides excellent networking opportunities with
corporate and agency leaders and offers solid programming to help
keep the NBPRS network working.
Topics include social marketing and media, branding, the new “hybrid” PR
professional, social responsibility, emerging trends in PR, current
case studies and recent lessons learned.
Also at the conference, NBPRS will publish the first ever NBPRS Network at
Work Membership Guide, the only national directory of
African-American public relations professionals. The publication will
feature some of the best and brightest PR practitioners in the
Visit www.bprsmilwaukee.org or www.nbprs.org for conference details
including registration and sponsorship information.
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